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Author Event – Bradley Harper @ Dog Eared Books
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Event - Bradley Harper @ Dog Eared Books

Come meet author Bradley Harper for book discussion and signing!

Bradley Harper is a retired US Army Pathologist with over thirty-seven years of worldwide military/medical experience, ultimately serving as a Colonel/Physician in the Pentagon. During his Army career, Harper performed some two hundred autopsies, twenty of which were forensic.

Upon retiring from the Army, Harper earned an Associate’s Degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University. He has been published in The Strand Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine and a short story he wrote involving Professor Moriarty in the Holmes tale of The Red Headed League (entitled The Red Herring League) won Honorable Mention in an international short fiction contest. A member of the Mystery Writers of America, Authors Guild, and Sisters in Crime, Harper is a regular contributor to the Sisters in Crime bi-monthly newsletter.

Harper’s first novel, A Knife in the Fog, involves a young Arthur Conan Doyle joining in the hunt for Jack the Ripper, and is slated for release by Seventh Street Books on October 2, 2018.

Author Event – LaKeshia Whitehurst @ Dog Eared Books
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Event - LaKeshia Whitehurst @ Dog Eared Books

Come out Saturday, March 2nd from 1-3pm to meet children’s author LaKeshia Whitehurst.  Wally’s Dream tells the story of Wally who dreams of being a baker but isn’t sure he has what it takes until he meets a new friend who shows him he can accomplish his dreams. LaKeshia will have her books available for sale and signing.

First Thursday’s Book Club @ Dog Eared Books
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursday's Book Club @ Dog Eared Books

Try a new take on book club!  Our First Thursday’s book club meets at 7pm every 1st Thursday of the month.  We all bring in a book we have read that month to share with the group.  We all get to enjoy hearing about new books and genres, and sometimes we swap books with our friends!  All are welcome, more the merrier!

Saturday School – Open Poetry Reading and Writing Discussion
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday School - Open Poetry Reading and Writing Discussion

Welcome storytellers and poets, experienced and non experienced. Bring snacks, your latest work, and enjoy sharing poetry, stories as well as tips and challenges you face in writing with the group.

Author Event – Florenza Lee @ Dog Eared Books
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and meet local author, Florenza Lee!  She will be reading from her children’s book The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog, A Children’s Book on Mindfulness, a book about a little puppy named Max whose tail is oftentimes injured. Believing his tail to be the source of his pain, he sets out to catch it and tie it in a knot. In doing so, he develops a habit of running in circles. It is this habit of chasing his tail that causes him to miss out on all the fun in life. It is only when he has been introduced to Mindfulness: The Belly Breath, the Count of Ten, and Words of Affirmation that he is able to enjoy life fully. When that old habit tried to return, Max quickly applied what he learned and wonderful things began to happen for him.

Florenza Denise Lee is a Radio Talk Show Host, Published Author, Publisher, Transformation Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Freelance Writer, and Children’s Mindfulness Coach. Florenza facilitates a purpose discovery workshop entitled, Material Matters which guides participants through a three-hour session which allows them to discover their true purpose and calling. Florenza’s energetic personality, candor, and ability to draw the audience in with her vivid storytelling, and applicable life lessons have made her highly sought out as a keynote speaker.

Her Children’s Books: Welcome Home Daddy, Love Lexi; The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog – A Children’s Book on Mindfulness; Barry Bear’s Very Best – Learning to Say No to Negative Influences; and El Mejor Esfuerzo Del Oso Barry – Aprendiendo a Decir No a Influencias Negativas (Spanish Edition of Barry Bear) are published by her company, Words to Ponder Publishing Company, LLC and are available on and her website, The Tail of Max the Mindless Dog – A Children’s Book on Mindfulness the first of her books to be released in print has sold in 48 US States and 30 countries.

Her latest projects are: Oh My, Goodness, Look at this Big Mess! – A Book on Obedience Based on Matthew 21: 28 – 32; Acornsville – The Land of the Secret Keepers – A Book Based on The Parable of the Talents – Matthew 25:14-30; Micah and Malik’s Super, Awesome, Excellent Adventure, Learning to Find Here in There are currently in illustration; they will be released Fall 2018.

Florenza and her husband, CSM (Ret) Trefus Lee currently reside in Hampton Roads Virginia. Her daughters Jessica Lee resides in Honolulu, Hawaii, Melissa Lee resides in Virginia Beach, VA.